[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford 2-21-1985 by Ord. No. 85-1 (Ch. 10 of the 1974 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby authorized and established the Oxford Township Fire Department, to be composed of one company, to be known as the "Oxford Volunteer Fire Company," and such additional companies as the Township Committee may authorize and approve.
[Amended 11-11-1999 by Ord. No. 99-14]
No person shall hereafter become a member of the Fire Department of Oxford unless above the age of 18, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the County of Warren or employed within the Township of Oxford, and of good moral character. Such applicant will be approved at the discretion of the Township Committee. He shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fireman, evidenced by a certificate to that effect by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey, after physical examination for that purpose.
Every member of the Fire Department shall, in each and every year, perform at least 60% of duty, to be composed of actual attendance and duty at fires and drills, and a record shall be kept of such attendance and duty by the Chief of the Fire Department and reported to the municipal officers annually.
Every person seeking to join the Fire Department shall make application to the company or unit which he desires to join; and upon election to membership by vote of a majority of the unit present and voting, he shall become a member in good standing of the Fire Department after approval of his membership by the Chief and confirmation by the municipal officers, and his name shall be entered on a roll of firemen kept by the Municipal Clerk.
Exemption certificates may be issued to members of the Fire Department who shall have served seven years in active duty, under municipal control, as required by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-55 through 40A:14-59.